l

Tells the linker to search for a specified library when linking.

Syntax

Linux OS and OS X:

-lstring

Windows OS:

None

Arguments

string

Specifies the library (libstring) that the linker should search.

Default

OFF

The linker searches for standard libraries in standard directories.

Description

This option tells the linker to search for a specified library when linking.

When resolving references, the linker normally searches for libraries in several standard directories, in directories specified by the L option, then in the library specified by the l option.

The linker searches and processes libraries and object files in the order they are specified. So, you should specify this option following the last object file it applies to.

IDE Equivalent

None

Alternate Options

None

See Also


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